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Old 03-02-2017, 08:25 AM   #1
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When designing an interior, how much thought do you give on the distribution of weight? It usually becomes easiest to put everything on the drivers side - fridge, batteries, water tanks (interior), stove, etc.

Should there be an effort to move some weight to the passenger side even though it would mean running electric or water lines under the floor?

I know some things can be mounted under the van, but I am thinking about if everything were in the interior.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:17 AM   #2
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According to SMB Austin, Ford has a specification for the maximum weight differential between the right and left sides, which they require their upfitters to meet. As I understand it, this is for handling/safety purposes. I'm not sure that the spec is, however. I'm guessing someone here might have the number.
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You should definitely pay some attention.. Do you have to weigh everything and make sure it's 100% equal? No. But use some easy things (like batteries) to counterweight. Often water tank/sink/fridge are all on one side, as that makes sense from a functional standpoint, and then house battery/batteries will go on the other side.
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Often water tank/sink/fridge are all on one side, as that makes sense from a functional standpoint, and then house battery/batteries will go on the other side.
That was my thought. The current build I am remodeling is very one-sided, and I've seen enough builds online that are similar, so I wondered if I was being over-cautious.
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I took weight balance into play when I built my interior, until this fall My 20 g water tank wasn't in place and I was sure the van had a little learn. But now with 20g it's great and rides better too.
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